Sponsored by Friends Retirement Concepts Inc., an organization established based on Quaker principles, Arbor Glen continues its legacy of serving area seniors, recently announcing plans to reinvest and reinvent for future growth and sustainability.
The Allendale Community for Senior Living has earned “Advanced Standing” status, a quality distinction based on rigorous performance standards for licensed assisted living and personal care homes in the state of New Jersey.
Grantees use these funds to provide health services to low-income individuals, including those without insurance and the underinsured.
The world's oldest profession is apparently being practiced by some of the world's oldest people. Authorities have arrested three people following allegations of prostitution and drug use at a senior citizen housing complex in northern New Jersey.
"Living Legacies" is an original theater production which is the culmination several months of preparation involving high school students and senior citizens.
The bill is designed to enhance opportunities for such housing by easing rules and reducing obstacles that make it difficult to place adults in community settings.
The new package, dubbed QReach, is designed to "mobilize" print communications with QR codes and hosted content at an attractive price.
Joanne Wednolowski, a nurse who provides regular check-ups and screenings to the tribe, was discouraged when she discovered that the local Meals on Wheels program did not deliver to the community.
A Toms River, NJ man has admitted to unlawfully treating elderly patients, prescribing medicine, and ordering procedures while posing as a licensed physician with an Ocean County, N.J., medical practice.
This private foundation nurtures people, ideas, and institutions which transcend self-interest and contribute to a sustainable human society.
Generally speaking, grant funding is limited to areas of company operations in Des Moines and Dubuque, IA; East Metro, MN; North Brunswick, NJ; Luray and Page Counties, VA; Dunn County, Menomonie, and St. Croix Valley, WI; and some national and international organizations.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation has agreed to pay $422.5 million to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal marketing of certain pharmaceutical products, Justice Department officials said Thursday (Sept. 30). According to the agreement reached with the government, the East Hanover, NJ-based company will plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay a $185 million combined criminal fine and forfeiture for the off-label promotion of Trileptal in violation of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.
(Deadline: Aug. 17) The Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation Inc., the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of New Jersey, annually provides financial support to community clinics and facilities that help underserved populations -- especially the elderly -- gain access to dental care, facilities that provide dental treatment, dental education programs, and dental research projects.
Whether you are a boomer saying goodbye to the daily grind or a Gen-Xer moving on to the next level of your career, retirement or a job change can create an ideal time to ask yourself what you want to do with your accumulated retirement funds. Unfortunately, there is no cookie-cutter answer to this question.
In today's tough economic times, one would think even fewer prospects feel ready to make a big financial change. But that's not necessarily the case when it comes to seniors thinking about moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), says Cathy Martin, president of Hamlyn Senior Marketing, a New Jersey consulting firm that works with CCRCs around the country.
Congress has taken an important step to help senior citizens whose retirement savings have been hit by market losses. The House and Senate have approved a pension bill containing a provision that suspends the minimum distribution requirement for retirement accounts for the year 2009.
Owners and operators of senior housing/healthcare facilities need to recognize and avoid failed funding strategies that effectively place the cart before the horse in a tight credit market, one expert advises. Jeffrey Davis, chairman of Cambridge Realty Capital Companies, predicts financing for senior housing/healthcare properties will continue to be limited over the next 12 months, with local and regional banks and government agencies the primary sources for funding.
If you plan to "thrive" when you are 65, you need to invest in your health decades earlier. A new study in the October issue of The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (Volume 63A, Number 10) finds that fewer than 10% of people aged 65-85 maintain exceptional emotional and physical health throughout their golden years. These so-called "thrivers" share specific behavioral and lifestyle characteristics that may hold the key to healthy aging, according to the study's authors.
Del-Sano Contracting Corp. has been selected by Domus Housing Corp. & Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, to serve as the general contractor for the development of a $10.4 million, low-income senior housing HUD 202 project in Dumont, NJ.
Cornell University's students, faculty and alumni have long been known for being proud of the high academic standards of the Ivy League school located in Ithaca, NY. They now have another reason to be proud of the "Big Red." Cornell has landed on top of the list of the 2008 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50.
Investment decisions are among the most important life choices a person can make. They may determine where your children will be able to go to college, when you’ll be able to retire, or what kind of lifestyle you’ll enjoy after you retire. Unfortunately, these are also some of the most difficult choices a person can make. In order to make sound decisions, we need to be aware of our own psychological blind spots.
In a just-released report, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety notes seniors and their families face serious challenges in maintaining personal mobility, including determining whether they remain capable of safely operating a motor vehicle, whether their driving can be improved, or -- if unable to drive safely -- how they can continue to be mobile.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is trumpeting a new report offering fresh evidence that the recovery audit contractors pilot program is successfully identifying improper payments. The findings will also help the agency improve the program as it is expanded nationwide within two years, CMS officials say.
The Administration on Aging (AoA) is making availabile $10.9 million for Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States Projects. Funding is available for states through two ADDGS Program Announcements: "Innovation Grants to Better Serve People with ADRD" and "Evidence-Based Intervention Translation Grants to Serve People with People with ADRD and their Caregivers." Both announcements provide the opportunity for the Aging Services Network and its partners to modernize and strengthen their approach to helping individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias and their caregivers.
Chelsea Senior Living LLC, a provider of assisted and independent living communities, has opened its new corporate headquarters in Fanwood, NJ, following a period of intense growth during which the company acquired five new properties.
A new white paper from MassMutual's Center for Behavioral Research is intended to help plan sponsors and retirement plan advisors gain the most value from recordkeeping data collected for retirement plans. Titled "Why Data Matters: Generating Value from Retirement Plan Data," the white paper outlines the process through which retirement plan data can be used to enhance plan value, performance and participant engagement; streamline or reduce administration; and help plan fiduciaries meet their obligations.
Older individuals are particularly vulnerable to the effects of heat stress. Because heat-related dates are preventable, people and communities need to be aware of who is at greatest risk and what actions can be taken to prevent a heat-related illness or death.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has adopted a model bulletin and "Consumer Alert" to help protect seniors from unscrupulous, abusive sales practices and fraud.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that an age anti-discrimination law protects federal employees who faced retaliation after complaining about discrimination.
CMS revealed that its Real Choice Systems Change grants program for FY 2008 has available approximately $8 million in funding to continue to support states' efforts to address complex issues in long-term care reform. In addition, CMS was also awarded $5 million for Aging & Disability Resource Center /Area Agencies on Aging grants.
Nursing home decisions issued by the Department of Health & Human Services' Departmental Appeals Board in 2007 highlight serious failures in care that cause residents to suffer unnecessary pain, injury, trauma, and death, finds the author of an important new report.
A non-traditional Medicaid program, Cash and Counseling -- basically a stipend to hire helpers to allow elders to stay in their homes and avoid tapping into the overburdened home-healthcare industry -- is rapdily spreading across the country.
With the anticipated enactment of state legislation guaranteeing paid family in New Jersey, the Garden State will become the third state in the country to guarantee its residents paid family leave. Elsewhere, Massachusetts is one of about a dozen states where either guaranteed paid sick leave or paid family leave legislation is under consideration.
While Older Americans Month may conjure up images of healthy older adults playing tennis, gazing at the horizon from a cruise ship or sitting happily with their grandchildren, many older Americans in this country do not fit that stereotype.
The Weinberg Foundation will help community partnerships develop innovative ways to support these devoted caregivers.
The Assisted Living Federation of America has just released its annual list of "Largest Providers" in the assisted living business. This year's list expands the rankings from the Top 50 to the Top 70, giving industry watchers a broader view of the competitive assisted living landscape.
New York Academy of Medicine's Section on Health Care Delivery on April 22 will host a presentation, "Transitions in Care for Older Adults."
David Goodman and Frank Esposito know something about senior care. In addition to running Expert Home Care in New Jersey, the state's largestlive-in home care agency, the two partners started Companion Connection Senior Care, a national membership organization that teaches members how to start their own businesses providing non-medical home care services.
The critical lack of family and paraprofessional caregivers for older adults in the United States has motivated renewal of the Community College Caregiver Training Initiative for a second year.
AARP Foundation and the National Council on Aging have launched a user-friendly online tool to simplify the economic stimulus payment application process for millions of Americans who are not otherwise required to file income tax returns.
Analysis of the Bush administration's FY 2009 budget finds the combination of proposed budget cuts and intended regulatory changes will have the most significant negative impact on seniors in CA, NJ, NV, OR, WA, HI, CT, NH, CO, and FL.
The Social Security Administration now is in the process of mailing "SSA Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance Notice of Termination" letters to some beneficiaries who are currently receiving the low-income subsidy.
The Dept. of Health & Human Services is making available $40 million to help eligible low-income households meet home energy costs. The funds, from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program emergency contingency fund, will provide 11 states with heating assistance for the winter months.
The nation's governors will discuss the future of long-term care and the challenges and opportunities facing states during the upcoming National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, which convenes later this week.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' "9th Statement of Work for Medicare's 53 Quality Improvement Organizations focuses on improving the quality and safety of services for beneficiaries.
The American Health Care Association describes the Bush FY 2009 budget proposal as unreasonable from the standpoint of seniors' Medicare-financed nursing facility care, and unrealistic in the face of worsening economic conditions in states across the nation, which will surely squeeze state Medicaid budgets
Here are two more handy Web-based resources designed to help seniors.
The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living are asking Congress and the White House to include in any final economic stimulus package state fiscal relief through a temporary increase in states' federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP).
Kaplan Financial, a provider of education and compliance solutions, is offering brokerage and investment firms a new course to certify the credibility of their sales people who reach out to retired or soon-to-be retired investors.
Healthcare issues such as paying for medical expenses, universal healthcare and rising drug costs topped the list for seniors in a recent Lowrey Organ survey of 2000 LIFE Members, a nationwide music group sponsored by Lowrey.
Pay-for-performance initiatives have attracted a growing interest among those who think financial incentives can affect physician behavior to improve healthcare outcomes but there is a paucity of evidence about the effectiveness of these efforts
The National Center on Senior Transportation is soliciting proposals from aging/human service agencies, tribal organizations, faith-based organizations, units of state and local government, public and private transportation providers and other entities interested in developing and implementing innovative approaches to increasing senior transportation options and improving older adult mobility.
After a Medicare-covered 3-day inpatient hospital stay, beneficiaries in traditional Medicare are eligible for up to 100 days of skilled nursing facility care. To be covered, the care must be skilled, must be daily, and must, as a practical matter, need to be rendered in an inpatient facility....
The MetLife Mature Market Institute has updated its guide, "Since You Care: Hiring an Independent Caregiver."
The Monmouth County, NJ, Office on Aging offers myriad educational seminars to senior citizens, and Rich Dalfonzo, outreach representative for the OOA, emphasizes the importance of these efforts.
The T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award is given to a junior faculty geriatrician (within four years of his/her first faculty appointment) who is conducting research in collaboration with a specialist of internal medicine on a specialty-related health problem common among older patients.
The Admin. on Aging (AoA) reports that programs it administers under the Older Americans Act received the rating of "effective" after a review by the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB). "Effective" is the highest grade a program can receive under OMB's Program Rating Assessment Tool...